The Willard Weekly
February 13, 2022 - Volume 27
See's Candy Willard Annual Fund Fundraiser
Please support our WAF fundraiser while getting some spring treats! Orders will be shipped directly to your home. Thank you!
February 14th: Hot Spot Exchange
If you currently have a HOTSPOT, please send it to school with your child on Monday to have it exchanged for the upgraded model. Many of the older models will be inactivated. Please see below for details.
February 15th: GATE Parent Meeting and Updates
Please see link below for details regarding PUSD's GATE program. This includes upcoming enrichment opportunities and parent meetings.
February 15th: Welcoming Schools @ 6:00pm
The Office of Family and Community Engagement is offering workshops for Community Assistants, Principals and Teachers, and workshops for Parents, on Welcoming Schools. Our goal is to provide knowledge and tools for staff and parents to reconnect and rebuild trusting relationships, and how to collaborate and work together as equal partners.
- Welcoming Schools --Tuesday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. Click HERE for the flyer and details.
February 17th: Transition to Middle School @ 6:30pm
Thursday, Feb. 17, Parent University presents “Transition to Middle School.” This virtual workshop will provide and overview of the high school years, including:
Overview of the Middle School years
The role of the counselor (Counselors will provide information on course offerings, daily schedule and homework
Academics and courses, extracurricular activities, after-school programs/activities
Social-emotional growth and support
How parental involvement changes in Middle School
Parent and Student panel will share their Middle School Experience
How to support your child at home & navigate PUSD
Beginning to prepare for college readiness
Join Meeting via Google Meet: meet.google.com/gym-srbf-abm
or Join by phone: (US)+1 484-998-0603
PIN: 988 929 049#
February 17th-25th: Free Dental Care from Young and Healthy
Vroman's Teacher of the Year Contest
Vroman's is sponsoring a Teacher-of-the-Year contest. I think you will all agree with me that we have some of the most amazing teachers in town. Please see the link below for details on nominating your teacher.
LET'S END QUARANTINES
City of Pasadena -Vaccination Contest
The City of Pasadena is sponsoring a video contest to encourage young people to spread the word about vaccinations. Please see the link and flyer below for details. Good luck, Wildcats!
Get Your Wildcat Vaccinated
Find a clinic and book your appointment today. Go to:
PUSD MONDAY VACCINATION CLINICS
Pfizer 12+ Clinic
5-11 Vaccination Clinic Ed Center Pfizer ONLY South Parking Lot
SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL
Dear Willard Families,
We are in need of a few supplies for our classrooms. Please consider purchasing from our Amazon Wish List. We appreciate all your support. Thank you!
YEARBOOK on Sale Now!
$20 Standard Yearbook
$25 Personalized Yearbook
For students in grades Pre-K to 4th please order HERE.
Please use this school code to access the site: 095804
5TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY:
Yearbooks for 5th grade families can be ordered HERE. You will also have the option to order dedications for your 5th grader to commemorate this special milestone.
Cost of Yearbook Ads:
$25 - 1/4 page
$50 - 1/2 page
$100 - full page
Please use this school code to access the site for 5th grade students: 189239
Willard Annual Fund
The Willard Annual Fund is a key source of funding for programs at our school. In the past, the WAF has paid for science lab, language classes, and our library coordinator.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Annual Fund. Any amount helps. Thank you!
All donations are tax deductible. We thank you for supporting our school.
February 21st: 134th Rose Parade Poster Design Contest
Be a part of history by designing the poster for the 2023 Rose Parade.
The 2023 theme celebrates Turning the Corner. Whether that corner is actual—like the one signaling the parade’s start, or figurative like the unlimited potential that each new year brings—we all enjoy the opportunity of a fresh start. Turning a corner means rising above – alone, or with friends, family, and community, – it means realizing dreams and pursuing possibility. This year, as we turn the corner together, we share in the hope, beauty and joy of what 2023 will bring.
- Contest open to all.
- Entries due by Monday, February 21, 2022
- Selected artwork will be used on the official 2023 Rose Parade Poster, as well as in various other forms of event promotion.
See link for details:
March 25th: Staff Development Day (NO SCHOOL)
March 31st: Shortened Day
April 1st: Cesar Chavez Day (NO SCHOOL)
April 4th-8th: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)
IB - PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM
IB Evaluation Visit
COVID SAFETY AND PROTOCOLS
Please see the following updates from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department for employees and students masking.
"Cloth face coverings alone are no longer acceptable, as they do not provide the same level of source control or personal protection as a proper surgical mask or higher level PPE."
“Better Options” are recommended for our students at this time. (Please see below.)
At Home Screening
Before leaving home all students, employees, and parents must conduct a self-check. Ask yourself these questions:
Do I have a fever?
Do I have a cough?
Do I have a sore throat or runny nose?
Am I experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
Am I experiencing any other symptoms?
Have I been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
In the last two weeks, have I been directed to quarantine, isolate or take a COVID-19 test?
Upon arrival at school, school staff will perform a brief check-in to verify that students have completed a symptom screening.
- 2 - 1st grade
I'd like to remind everyone that students who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine if they are a close contact to a positive individual. Let's get our students vaccinated and keep them in school as much as possible.
Reminders regarding testing at Willard:
- All unvaccinated employees will be tested weekly.
- Willard Elementary school students will be tested weekly on Wednesdays.